REPORT: Packers tried to trade up for a wide receiver in the NFL Draft

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Brian Gutekunst and the Green Bay Packers have been catching a ton of heat for not getting a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. In one of the deepest wide receiver draft classes that we have seen in quite some time, the Packers failed to find help for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Instead, the Packers traded up four picks in the first round to draft Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. Then, they doubled down on the confusion by taking Boston College running back A.J. Dillon with the No. 62 overall pick in the second round.

Despite all of the fans who are upset with their draft class, the Packers did try to make moves. According to a report from Peter King of NBC Sports, Gutekunst did try to trade up in the second round to get one of the top wide receivers available.

One last note: Gutekunst said the Packers had two receivers they were targeting in early and middle part of the second round. They tried to move up with several teams, he said, until the second receiver they preferred got picked, and then they stopped.

While not picking a wide receiver has caused frustration in Green Bay, the Packers did sign Devin Funchess in free agency. Many are forgetting about that move and it could be something that ends up being a major steal.

Also, the Packers signed CFL wideout Reggie Begelton awhile back. Begelton is confident that he can come in and earn some playing time. Green Bay did make a couple moves at wide receiver this offseason that no one talked about.

Davante Adams is still one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. There is no denying the improvement and potential that everyone saw in Allen Lazard last season. Add in the return of Equanimeous St. Brown from injury and another offseason of work from Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and the Packers might have a solid wide receiver corps.

All of that being said, the Packers better hope that their current roster steps up. If not, they will go down as a massive loser from the 2020 NFL Draft.